L R Ross

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Cholecystokinin (CCK) is now recognized as one of the most abundant peptides in the mammalian central nervous system. We have previously used immunohistochemistry to localize CCK in the adult and developing Brazilian opossum brain. However, little is known about the distribution of CCK binding sites in the developing mammalian brain. Therefore, to further(More)
In this study, we have used the Brazilian short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) as a model to study the ontogeny of estrogen receptors in the mammalian brain. Monodelphis is a small, pouchless marsupial which breeds well under laboratory conditions and whose young are born in an immature sexually undifferentiated state. The Abbott H222 monoclonal rat(More)
This study examined symptom judgments made by medical students of hypothetical chronic low back pain patients. Eight vignettes were varied as to the pain intensity reported by the hypothetical patient (low vs. moderate vs. high vs. very high) and the availability of medical evidence supportive of the pain report (present vs. absent). Ninety-five subjects(More)
The Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small, pouchless marsupial whose young are born in an immature, sexually undifferentiated state. Etgen and Fadem, and Handa and coworkers have biochemically detected and characterized estrogen receptors in the forebrain of the Brazilian opossum. In this study, we have examined the distribution of estrogen(More)
We have used bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) single and BrdU-arginine vasopressin-oxytocin (BrdU-AVP-OT) double and triple label immunohistochemistry to characterize postnatal neurogenesis of the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei in the Brazilian opossum. Developing pups received a single injection of BrdU between days 1 and 11 postnatally. All brains were(More)
We have studied the anatomical distribution of cholecystokinin-like immunoreactive (CCK-IR) somata and fibers in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Animals ranged in age from the day of birth (1PN) to young adulthood (180PN). A nickel enhanced, avidin-biotin, indirect immunohistochemical technique(More)
Cells of glial origin are involved in the morphogenesis of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Characterization of glial-associated proteins during neurogenesis and differentiation may aid in understanding the complexity of CNS development. We have utilized immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry to characterize the developmental profiles of glial(More)
In Experiment 1, rats were trained to discriminate discrete sound sequences that varied in time or number. On time trials, the number of sounds was held constant at 4 and the duration of the sound sequence was either 2 or 8 s. On number trials, the duration of the sound sequence was held constant at 4 s, and the number of sounds was either 2 or 8.(More)
The distribution of galanin-like immunoreactivity has been characterized in the brain of the adult and developing Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Two commercially available antisera were used to examine the distribution of galanin-like immunoreactive (GAL-IR) cells and fibers. Nuclear groups containing GAL-IR cell bodies and fibers were seen(More)
Relaxin, administered parenterally, has been shown to increase the release of oxytocin (OT) into the circulation and increase the firing rate of OTergic neurons. The objective of the present study was to determine if relaxin administration can result in the expression of a transcription factor, suggesting that it alters transcriptional activity within(More)